Virtual Mentor-Driven Capital program – Egypt 2020

Mentoring for Entrepreneurial Success

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of starting entrepreneurs and their journey?

Are you an established business professional, entrepreneur, or investor with some time on your hands?

Do you want to be part of the exciting startup ecosystem?

Then, consider becoming a mentor in the virtual VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program.

Through mentoring, business angels offer more than just money. ‘Mentor-driven capital’ is the approach to creating value for startups by sharing the knowledge, experience and network you’ve built during your career, while also maximizing the return on your investments.

Take advantage of the first dedicated training program designed for African business professionals keen to guide Africa’s up and coming entrepreneurs to success. Angel investing is of course about providing early-stage companies with investment capital, but the expertise and network that you, as a business angel, can share with entrepreneurs is also vital to their growth and success. The goal of this program is to, therefore, boost your ability as a high-powered mentor to support entrepreneurs while learning to think and act like a savvy business angel.

In this unique and fully virtual mentor program for 10 aspiring business angels, you will guide promising entrepreneurs to success while you achieve your own level of success. You will receive expert guidance, training and hands-on support. The only thing you need to invest during the program is your valuable time, knowledge and network!

Learn how to engage founders, the rules for mentorship, and how to maximize your impact as a business angel. Share with industry experts, tap industry-leading knowledge, and engage your peers in this hands-on learning journey.

Application deadline August 5th

Submit a complete application by August 5th 2020 if you are interested in this program. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Contact Thomas van Halen at thomas [at] vc4a [dot] com if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail.

Make a tangible contribution to promising startups and become a business angel today!


July 31, 2019
Program dates Jul 21 - Oct 20, 2020
Targets Egypt
Sectors Sector agnostic

What we offer

Participate in 5 virtual Mentor-Driven Capital sessions in August and October 2020 (Exact dates TBA), covering topics including:

  • Introduction to Business Angel Mentorship
  • What makes a good business angel?
  • Partnering with Corporates
  • Structuring the Corporate Deal
  • Starting as an Angel Investor
  • Valuations and Term Sheets
  • Mentor a promising startup
  • Access to peer group mentor sessions
  • Access to mentorship guide and online training materials
  • Access to resident experts on corporate matchmaking & investment readiness
  • Access to promising startup companies looking for angel investment
  • Profile on VC4A website
  • VC4A Pro Account (3 months) + access to VC4A Mentorship Marketplace


Turbo One
Automotive Services like never before
Egypt Automotive
Visit Ventures
Enjoy Every Moment
Egypt Leisure and travel
One stop shop for Egyptian brands for fashion,beauty&homedecor.
Egypt E-commerce
A one-stop-shop platform for interior design and architecture
Egypt Enterprise software, Furniture, Marketing and PR
Little Blessings
We transform kids' rooms from imagination into reality.
Egypt E-commerce
Lemon Spaces
With A Twist
Egypt Hospitality, Real estate, Virtual reality
Design Your Space
Egypt Furniture, Software as a Service
T Tangle
Online procurement system
Egypt Software as a Service


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Seeking go-to-market strategy advice for our Interior Design solution …

We are looking for a mentor who can help us define our go-to-market strategy for the B2C solution covering interior design services and end-…

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Egyptian Automotive services startup looking for mentorship for invest…

We’d like to have mentorship in getting our startup ready for VC investment in terms of preparing good investment pitch deck that sell…

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An Egyptian IOT startup looking for a mentor with automotive experienc…

We believe that having a mentor with previous experience in establishing hardware companies might be very beneficial to us

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Egyptian data visualization software and service for scientists lookin…

A mentor with experience in marketing and sales who can work with us one-to-one if possible to design effective market deals suitable for ou…

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Egyptian travel startup needs mentor for improving value proposition a…

We need a mentor with good experience in tourism to help us optimize our customer segments. We are working in tours and activities segment… …

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Seeking mentoring guidance around developing our financial model

Target Real Estate investors: Need to build a Concrete Financial Model that meet their needs: ex:(IRR, DCF, ARV, Hospitality industry Deprec…

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Growth Hack! Moving to the next level!

Review with our mentor our current level, how to push it and continue growing without putting a lot of risk due to cash flow… read more

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B2B interior design platform seeking advice to successfully manage gro…

We are seeking a mentor who can advise in our current stage of growth and help us create a clear and adaptable workflow. We… read more

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Seeking Marketing & Financial mentoring support

it would be highly appreciated if you can connect us with some with high experience in the marketing field especially in e-commerce (Digital…

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Online procurement system looking to find the product market fit

We need the support and the advice to find our product market fit to grow fast.

What we kindly request from you

  • You are a senior business professional with multiple years of experience
  • Have a corporate, financial or entrepreneurial background
  • Are interested in the Egyptian startup ecosystem and keen to support startup companies
  • Potentially already active as angel investor, and want to improve mentor skills
  • Potentially already active as mentor, and want to become an angel investor
  • Are willing and able to join 5 virtual mentor sessions in August and October 2020

About the Work In Progress! Alliance

This program is part of the “Work In Progress!” project. The goal of “Work in Progress!” is to improve the economic prospects of young men and women in Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia, create jobs and stimulate entrepreneurship by improving the skills of young people, strengthening small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and creating an enabling environment. Work in Progress! Alliance partners include Oxfam, IOM, VC4Africa and Butterfly Works.


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Mathilde Schmidt-Rhen
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Melissa Ruggles
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Thomas van Halen
Cape Town, South Africa

Impressions from the Mentor-Driven Capital Program 2019

Mentor Driven Capital Egypt VC4A

Mentor Driven Capital Egypt VC4A